Polley Music Links

 

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Alternative                        

Holiday Music

Punk

  Basics of Music Instruments Rap/ Hip Hop
  Bluegrass/Old Time Jazz Recorded Music
 

Blues            

Jobs for Musicians Rock

 

Censorship and Music  

Lyrics

R&B/Soul

 

Charts               

Multi-topic      

Sacred Music

 

Classical Music             

Music and Health          

Salsa

 

Competitions

Music Education         

Sheet Music                  

 

Country Western 

Music Links for Kids Sound Effects

 

Early Music 

Musicals                        

Sports/Dance

 

Electronic/Computer           

New Age Swing/ Big Band

 

Ethnomusicology

Online Radio             

Techno

Experimental Opera Video Game Music
 

Film, TV, and Radio           

Patriotic Music Wedding Music

 

Folk Music

Pop/Easy Listening

Women's Music

  Grants for Musicians Publishing/Copyright  World Music

 

ALTERNATIVE  

  Amazing Sounds
  Altsounds
  Radio Wazee: Modern Alternative Rock

BASICS OF MUSIC

MusicNovatory
Instrument Transpositions
Music Theory & History Online
Musical Instrument Ranges & Names
Music Dictionary Online

Music Fundamentals                                     

Animated Music Theory Lessons

The Basics of Reading Music                          

Online Ear Training Lessons

Music Notation Reference Guide                  

Basic Music Theory                                           

Microtonal Music
Center for the History of Music Theory and Literature
Free Printable Staff Paper
Introduction to Reading Music
Basic Theory

BLUEGRASS/OLD TIME

 

International Bluegrass Music Association

  Great Plains Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association
  Bluegrass/Acoustic Music Web Ring
  Old-Time (Oldtimey) Music: What is it?
  Banjo Tablatures and Bluegrass Information
  Bluegrass Country

BLUES

 

About Blues Music

  Blues Music Now!
  The Official Blues Ring

CENSORSHIP AND MUSIC

Rock Out Censorship
Music Censorship: Giving Freedom of Speech a Whole New Meaning
Buzzle Music Censorship Links
Freemuse
  Senate Hearings on Record Labeling
Music Censorship Resources
Music Censorship in Australia
Intellectual Property: Music Freedom

CHARTS

       

Alaska Jim's Music Charts

  Top Hits Online
  Charts All Over the World
  ChartCentral: Top Music and Artists Charts
  World Music Charts Europe
  Chart Attack - Canadian Music Source

CLASSICAL MUSIC

     General Links

 

Classical Net       

 

Naxos Classical       

 

Yahoo! Directory - Classical Music 

  Karadar Classical Music
  The Classical Music Navigator
  Classical Music Directory
  Thomas Moore's New Music Links
  IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library

     Music History

  Internet Public Library - Music History 102
  Baroque Music Page
  The Era of Baroque Music

     Composers and Performers

Composer Links
LA Philharmonic Classical Music & Composers

COMPETITIONS

  World Federation of International Music Competitions
  Music Competitions, contests

COUNTRY WESTERN

  Western and Country Music: Some Differences
  Country Stars
  Country Western Song Machine
  About Country Music
  The Soflin Sisters

EARLY MUSIC

     Prehistoric and Ancient Music (many cultures) See also: World Music or Instruments

  Facing Ancient Music
  Ancient Greek Music
  Ancient Egyptian Music
  An Introduction to Ancient Egyptian Music
  Music in Ancient Times
  Ancient Greek Music on Papyrus
  Origin of Music
  The Ancient Kithara
  The Kithara in Ancient Greece
  Ancient Musical Instruments of India
  Greek and Roman Pipe Organs

     Medieval and Renaissance Music (mostly European culture)

  History of Music In Islam
  The Reconstruction of Azerbaijan's Medieval Instruments
  Acadia Early Music Archive
  BBC - Radio 3 - The Early Music Show
  Early Music FAQ
  The Early Music Web Ring
  Arto Wikla's Early Music
  Early Music Network
  The Cantigas de Santa Maria
  REED Presents: Links for Theatre History and Early Music
  Early Instrument Resources
  Open Directory: Early Music Instruments
  The Serpent Website
  SCA Medieval and Renaissance Music Homepage
  The Pipe and Tabor
  A Guide to Medieval and Renaissance Instruments
  Early Music Online

ELECTRONIC/COMPUTER  (see also: Experimental)

     General Information and Links

  UCSC Electronic Music Studio Home Page
  History of Electronic Music
  OHM - The Early Gurus of Electronic Music

       

Electronic Music Interactive

       

120 Years Of Electronic Music

  Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics
  Center for New Music and Audio Technologies
  Computer Music Consulting
  The Acoustical Society of America
  Copyright Primer on Computer Music Files
  The History of Electronic Music
  Synth Zone
  Soundart: Circuit Bending

    

       Sound Synthesis

  Sound Synthesis Basics
  Types of Synthesis
  Sound Synthesis
  Sound Synthesis - Handbook for Acoustic Ecology
  Sound Synthesis Tutorial
  Sound Synthesis Project

       Music Software

TweakHeadz Lab
JSyn Software
Cubase Links
SynthEdit Links
Virtual Synth Page
MuseScore

      Music Hardware

  Vintage Synth Explorer
  Soft Room Gear Bookmarks
  Analogue Synths
  Synthmuseum

      MIDI/MP3/Music Downloads/Loops

  MIDI Database

 

MIDI Manufacturers Association

 

MIDIWORLD

 

The MIDI Archive

  Piano Roll MIDI Archive
  SoundClick

      Music Notation Programs

 

Music Notation Links

  Sibelius Software Resources
  PLUM - Programming Languages Used for Music

       Sound Files/Samples/Loops/Plugins

  Melodrumatic
  Drum Track Zone
  Free Samples, Loops and SoundFonts
  Looper's Delight
  SoundZone.Info
  Free WAV Samples
  SoundCentral Free Audio Files
  Beat Mode Free Loops
  Free Sounds and Music
  Free Sound Effects
  Partners in Rhyme

      Online Electronic Music Magazines

 

Computer Music

  Future Music
  Music Tech Magazine
  Electronic Musician Online
  Keyboard Magazine
  Mix Magazine

ETHNOMUSICOLOGY

  Sibelius Academy: Ethnomusicology, Folk Music and World Music
  International Council for Traditional Music
  Ethnomusicology in SIL
  MusicalOnline: Ethnomusicology Resources

EXPERIMENTAL (see also: Electronic/Computer)

  Miniorgans
  Odd Sounds
  Intuitive Music
  Experimental Music
  Disquiet - Ambient/ Electronica
  Epsilon - Collection of Ambient Music Resources
  Sleepbot.com
  Ambience for the Masses
  European Free Improvisation Pages
  The Livingroom.org - forum for experimental music
  Oddmusic
  History of Experimental Music in Northern California
  Electro - Experimental Music and Image Ring
  Theremin Vox
  The Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia
  JEMS: The Journal of Experimental Music Studies
  John Starrett's Microtonal Music Resources
  Buzz Kimball: Nonoctave.com

FILM, TV, and Radio (See also: Musicals)

       

The Film Music Society

       

Hindi Film Music

Name the Tune in That Show
  Music on Television
  Film Music Society Resources and Links
  Film Music Magazine
Margaret Herrick Library Digital Collections (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences)

 

FOLK MUSIC  (See also: World Music)

      

Folkmusic.org

       

Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties

       

Folk Music of Britain, Ireland & America

FolkLib Index
The Ballad Tree
Malvina Reynolds: Song Lyrics and Poems
The 111 Greatest (Anglo-American) Folk Music Artists
The Folk Music Ring
Traditional Music Library

GRANTS FOR MUSICIANS

  Grants for Musicians: Epinions
  National Endowment for the Humanities
  National Endowment for the Arts

HOLIDAY MUSIC

 

Thanksgiving Midi Files

 

Thanksgiving Holiday Music

 

Christmas Music from the Andes

  Broken Claw's Christmas Carols
  The Christmas Nook

INSTRUMENTS

     Individual Instrument Links        

        You can use this alphabetized list to access information about individual musical instruments.  There may be additional information about the instrument in other sections of this links page.  You might also try under Early Music, Electronic/Computer, Multi-topic, Sheet Music, and, in particular, World Music if you know in what part of the world the instrument is played.  You might find information in this Instruments section  in the General Links, Physics of Musical Instruments, Instrument Building and Experimental Instruments, and Miscellaneous Links.

               A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A

 

Accordion/Concertina

       

   Accumulated Accordion Annotations

     Accordion Links Homepage
     Accordions Worldwide
  Aeolian Harp
     Harmonic Wind (Aeolian) Harps
  Alphorn
     The Alphorn in Folklore
  Archlute
     Chitarrone, theorbo and Archlute
  Autoharp
     The Autoharp Page
     The Internet Autoharp Page
     Amplifying your Autoharp

B

  Bagpipe (see also: Gaida, Uillean Pipes)
   Bagpipes of the World
   Seth Gallagher Workshop: Irish Uilleann Bagpipes
   Swedish Bagpipes
   Care and Maintenance of Bagpipes
  Balalaika
   The Balalaika School
  Balaphone
      What is a balaphone?
     Mande Jeli Balafon tuning
  Banjo

       

   5-String Banjo

       

   Banjo Hangout

     ezFolk Clawhammer Banjo
     Beginners Banjo Lessons
     Jim Bottorff's Banjo Page
     The Classic Banjo Resource
     Banjo Picking, and a Brief History of the Banjo
  Baritone/Euphonium

 

   Baritone or Euphonium?

  Bass (see: Double Bass or Electric Bass)

 

Bassoon

 

   Fingering Charts

     Bassoon Family Fingering Companion
     Bassoon Fingering Chart

       

   Bassoon.org

  Berimbau (see: Musical Bow)
  Bodhran
   The Bodhran Page
   Bodojo Online
Bouzouki
   A Crash Course on Lutes - Bouzouki
   Some Thoughts on the Irish Bouzouki

C

  Carillon
     About Carillons
  Castanets
     Castanets in flamenco
  Cello

       

   The Joy Of Cello Playing

     Internet Cello Society
  Charango
     Charango Organization
     The Charango

 

Clarinet

 

   Fingering Charts

       

   The International Clarinet Association

       

   The Clarinet Pages

     History of the Clarinet
  Concertina (see: Accordion/Concertina)
  Cornet (see: Trumpet/Cornet)

D

  Didgeridoo
     Ed Drury's Didgeridoo Page
  Djembe
   Djembefola
     History of the Double Bass
  Doumbek

       

   A Quick and Dirty Guide to the Doumbek

     Middle Eastern Rhythms
     The Doumbek Page
     Kesslari's Advanced Doumbek Rhythms
  Drums and Percussion (see also: names of individual percussion instruments)
     Drum - Background, History, Raw Materials, Manufacturing
     Listen to and learn about drums of the world

       

   A Drum Lessons Database

       

   Drum Rhythm Transcriptions

     African Polyrhythms

      

   Frame Drum Central

       

   Middle Eastern Percussion Resources

     The Percussion Book
     David Kuckhermann - World Percussion
     Drum Score Archive
     World Music Rhythm Web
     Rudimental Drumming
     Bongo Mania
     Drums and Drum Sets
     The Hip Rhythm Digest
     Drum Dojo
     Algorhythm
     World Beats
  Dulcimer
     Appalachian Dulcimer

E

  Electric Bass
     Online Bass Lessons
     ActiveBass.com - online bass lessons

       

   The Bass Player Garage

     Wheat's BassBook
     CyberfretBass - free online electric bass lessons
     Bassmasta Tabs

 

English Horn (see: Oboe/English Horn)

  Euphonium (see: Baritone/Euphonium)

F

  Fiddle
     Fiddling Around the World (various folk fiddle styles and instruments)

 

Flute/Piccolo

 

   Fingering Charts

     Auxiliary Piccolo Fingerings
     Practical Alternate Fingerings for Flute

       

   A Guide to the Irish Flute

   History of the Flute
   Flute History
   Flute History.com
   Mark Shepard's Flute Page
   The Virtual Flute
Frame Drum
   Frame Drums and Tambourines
   Framedrums: bendir, deff and tar
   Rhythms for the Daf
  French Horn

       

   The French Horn

     History of the French Horn

G

  Glass Armonica (Glass Harmonica)
     The Music and Magic of the Glass Armonica
     "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" on the Glass Armonica
     Play The Armonica

 

Guitar (Electric and Acoustic)

     Wholenote.com - online guitar lessons

       

   Guitar at About

       

   The Classical Guitar Home Page

       

   The Flamenco Guitar Home Page

       

   Online Guitar Instruction

       

   Classical Guitar Illustrated History
     Basic Guitar Chords

  Hammer Dulcimer
     The Hammered Dulcimer
  Harmonica

       

   National Harmonica League

     Harmonica, Blues Harp Links
     Harp On! Chromatic Harmonica Reference
  Harp (Folk and Pedal)
     Harp Spectrum
  Harp Guitars
     Harp Guitars
     7-String, 8-String, 9-String, & 10-String Guitars

 

Harpsichord

     British Harpsichord Society

       

   A Harpsichord Primer

  Hurdy Gurdy
     Olympic Musical Instruments
     Matthew Szostak's Hurdy-Gurdy Page
     The Hurdy Gurdy Explained

  Irish Banjo (see: Banjo)
  Irish Bouzouki (see: Bouzouki)
  Irish Harp (see: Harp Folk and Pedal)

J

 

Jew's harp

     The Search for the Origins of the Jew's Harp
     The Jew's Harp Column

K

  Kalimba (see: Thumb Piano)

 

Kantele

     About the Kantele
  Kavals
      The Kaval
  Kazoo
     The Kazoo - Its "physics", history and importance for modern music
  Kemenche (Kemence)
     Kemence
  Khene (Khaen)
     The Laotian Khaen

L

 

Lute

     Renaissance Lute Beginner Page
     The Lute Society
     Torban: The Lute in Ukraine

M

 

Mandolin

   Simple Gifts Mandolin Tablature Archive
   Mandolin Cafe
   Building a Mandolin
   Mandolin Magazine
   How to Tell Mandolins, Citterns, Mandolas, Bouzoukis etc. Apart
Mbira (see: Thumb piano)
Mechanical Instruments
   Argentinian Barrel Organ Museum
   Lionel Hartley's Barrel Organ Website
   About Automatic Music Instruments Generally
Musical Bow
   Berimbau Page
   Berimbau
   The Brazilian Berimbau
Musical Saw
   Musical Saw

N

  Ney (Nay or Nai)
     Ney, Nai
     Middle East Musical Instruments - Nay (Ney)

 

Nyckelharpa

     American Nyckelharpa Association

O

 

Oboe/English Horn

 

   Fingering Charts

  Ocarina
     Ocarina Room
     Ocarina History
   The History of Ocarina di Budrio
   Free sheet music for Ocarina
  Organ
     American Theatre Organ Society
  Oud
   Oud - Nikos Dimitriadis
   Al 'Ud - The Oud

P

  Panpipes
 
   History of the Panflute
     Panpipes - Building and Playing
  Penny Whistle (see: Tin Whistle)
  Percussion (see: Drums and Percussion)
  Piano

       

   Chord House, Piano Room: Chords and Scales

       

   History of the Piano

       

   The Player Piano Page

 

Piccolo (see: Flute/Piccolo)

  Pipe and Tabor
     Pipe and Tabor

Q

 

Quena

     Quena at Pan-Flute
     I Love Quena

  Rebec
     The Rebec Project

 

Recorder

   Fingering the Recorder
   Recorder Trills, Turned Trills, and Turns
   Recorder Home Page

S

  Sackbut (see: Trombone)
  Santur
     Santur
  Sanza (see: Thumb piano)
  Sarrusophone
   Sarrusophone Fingering Charts
   Sarrusophone

 

Saxophone

 

   Fingering Charts

     Saxophone Fingering Charts

       

   Saxophone Resources on the Internet

       

   The International Saxophone Home Page

     History of the Saxophone
     Sax on the Web
  Shakuhachi
   Shakuhachi  Fingering Chart

       

   Shakuhachi Flute Fingering Chart

  Sho (see also: Sheng, Khene, Khaen)
     Sho
     The Japanese Sho
  Sousaphone (see: Tuba/Sousaphone)
  Steel Drums
     Toucans Audio Clips
     A Short History of the Shiny Drum
     About the Steel Drum

T

  Tanbur
     Tanbur
     Journey of the Jam - Kurdistan's Sacred Tanbur
     Analysis and Physical Modeling of Tanbur
  Tar (Drum: see also Frame Drums)
     Playing a Middle Eastern Percussion Instrument
  Theremin
     Theremin Info
     Theremin Vox
  Thumb Piano
     N. Scott Robinson: Mbira article
     Kalimba
  Tin Whistle
   Tin Whistle and Fife Fingering Charts
   Mick's Virtual Whistle
   Whistle Tutor
  Tonbak
     Tonbak and Daf, the Two National Drums of Iran (Persia)
     Peyman and his tonbak
  Trombone

       

   Trombone Page of the World

       

   Trombone Lecture

     Online Trombone Journal

 

Trumpet/Cornet

 

   Trumpet Topics

      

   Trumpet Guild

   Trumpet History

U

  Uilleann Pipes
     The Uilleann Pipes
     Irish Uilleann Pipes Fingering Chart
     Uilleann Penny-Chanters
     Na Poibairi Uilleann
     Uilleann Obsession
  Ukelin
     The Ukelin and Related Instruments

 

Ukulele

 

   Ukulele Lesson

V

  Viola da Gamba (Viol)

       

   Viola da Gamba Society

   The Viola da Gamba
   Viola da Gamba
   The Gamba

 

Violin

 

   The Violin Society of America

       

   Construction of a Violin

     General Information on Obtaining Authentication and Appraisal of Violins

W

  Whistling
     Whistling Lessons 101 by Whistling Tom

X

  Xalam
     Xalam

Y

 

Yangchin (Yangqin)

     Chinese Traditional Musical Instruments - Yangqin

Z  

  Zils (see: Cymbal)

 

Zither

     What is a zither?
     Fretless Zithers

     General Musical Instrument Links

  Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments

       

Musical Instruments Links

  World Music Instrument Gallery
  Music Instruction Links by Instrument
Silver Burdett Musical Instruments Reference Articles
Wesleyan Virtual Instrument Museum

       

Glossary of Folk Instruments

       

Bulgarian Folk Musical Instruments

An Introduction to Traditional Chinese Musical Instruments
Open Directory: Early Music Instruments
Links to History of Musical Instruments
Contrabass Mania
Classical Free Reed Instruments
Musical Instruments Gallery - Oddmusic
Comprehensive Table of Musical Instrument Classifications
A Guide to Medieval and Renaissance Instruments

 

     Physics of Musical Instruments

Physics of Musical Instruments
Physics of Musical Instruments - A Brief History
Music Acoustics UNSW

     Instrument Building and Experimental Instruments

  Building a Guitar
  Homemade Instruments
  My Homemade (and other) Odd Instruments
  "Coppers and Brass" or Making Something out of Nothing
  Build a Banjo
  How to Make a Shekere
  Making Your Own Taiko
  Building a Hurdy-Gurdy
  Newband Instrumentarium
  Making a Clay Didjeridu
  Making Your Own PVC Didjeridu
  Our Bass Marimba - an Introduction

       

Experimental Musical Instruments

  Building a Mandolin
  World and Experimental Musical Instrument Links
  How to make your own water drum
  Basic Xylophone Building
  The Rebec Project - Making the Rebec
  My homebrew pipe organ
  Lutherie Info for Builders of Stringed Musical Instruments
  Music Instrument Builders Resources
  Getting Started in Instrument Building
  F 5 Mandolin Construction
  Recreating the Jorvik Viking Panpipes
  Making Pan flutes
  Let's Make Yokobue (Japanese flutes)
  Here's How to Make a Musical Bamboo Flute
  The Musical Instrument Makers Forum
  Building Mandolin No. 001
  Violin Making
  How to Make a Bodhran
  Captain Kazoo
  Early Instrument Resources
  Balloon Drums
  Homemade percussion and junk music
  Iner Souster and the Experimental Instruments He Lives With

     Miscellaneous Links

 

The American Musical Instrument Society

       

Instrument Jokes

 

    

JAZZ

  Jazz Greats Digital Exhibits
  The Red Hot Jazz Archive
  Chord Progression Lessons

  Jazz Corner

 

Jazz Roots: Early Jazz History 

 

NPR Jazz       

 

Photos From the Golden Age of Jazz

 

Jazz Links of the World

  The Jazz Site - British Links
  Outside Shore Music - A Jazz Improvisation Primer

JOBS FOR MUSICIANS

 

Music Industry Jobs & Careers in Music

  Applause Careers in Music

 

LYRICS

  Lyrics World
  Anime Lyrics
  Lyrics Planet
  Lyrics Freak
  Sing 365 Lyrics
  Lyrics Search Engine
  A - Z Lyrics Universe
  Country Western Song Machine
  Black Cat Rockin' Lyrix Index
  Sing Along Midis and Lyrics for the NIEHS Kids' Pages
  Disney Song Lyrics

MULTI-TOPIC

     General Links

  This Day in Music History
  Metropolis' Online Pitch Pipe
  The Music of Sound
  Music and Sound Waves
  Gaylord Music Library Necrology
  All Music Guide
  Festival Finder
  Music Selection Resources on the WWW
  The Music Beat - The Internet Music Guide
  The Free Dictionary - Music
  Music Theory for Songwriters
  A Short History of Metronomes
  Musical Instruments for Traditional Storytelling
  Music and politics
  The names of instruments and voices in foreign languages

     University and Academy Library Links

 

Sibelius Academy - Music Resources

 

Library of Congress - Performing Arts Reading Room

  International Musicological Society

     Genres/Artists/Groups

       

All Music Guide

  ArtistDirect: Music
  MTV Online

       Reviews

 

La Folia Online Music Reviews

 

MUSIC AND HEALTH

    Health Issues of Performers

  The Affliction of the Musician
  Pianist Pain-Prevention Tips
  Musician's Health
  H.E.A.R.
  MusicalOnline: Musicians and Injuries
  Warmer Hands Naturally
  Sitting and Seating for Cello Players
  Vocal Health Links
  Singers Health

    Music Therapy

  Music Therapy and Depression
  American Music Therapy Association
  My BIG Book of Music Therapy Songs
  Music as Therapy: How Music Can Make You Healthier

    Meditation Music

 

Mantras and Indian Music for meditation and worship

  Heartspring Meditation Music
  Music for Meditation
  Online New Age Radio Station: Meditation Music
  Music and Meditation

MUSIC EDUCATION

 

Music Teacher Resources: Online Music Lesson Plans

  The Crafty Music Teacher
  Music of Old Nebraska Lesson Plans
  Music Teacher's Resource Site
  Karin's ESL Partyland: Teaching With Music
  Music Ideas for Primary Teachers
  Music Education Madness Site
  Music Teachers National Association
  National Association for Music Education (MENC)
  American Music Conference: Supporting Music Advocacy
  Support Music
  Music Education at Datadragon
  Yahoo! Music Education Links
  Toe-Tapping Music Resources for K-12 Teachers

MUSICALS

  Musicals 101
  Musicals.Net
  Reel Classics - Musicals

 

Original Rock Musicals       

 

Musicals and Artists - The History 

 

Those Golden Movie Musicals

 

Musical Cast Album Database      

NEW AGE

  Music For A New Age
  Space Music and Floating Ambient WebRing

ONLINE RADIO

  Oddio Overplay
  Radio Tower
  Sleepbot Environmental Broadcast
  Xfm - London's New Music Radio Station
  WCPE Classical Music, 24 Hours a Day
  SHOUTcast
  NPR
  BBC Radio
  Radio-Locator
  Broadcast-Live
  KJIC Gospel Radio

OPERA

 

Opera Stuff       

  List of Opera Companies on the Web
  Opera Glass

PATRIOTIC MUSIC

 

Directory of Patriotic Web Sites: Patriotic Music

  Free printable sheet music for "Beautiful Nebraska"
  50 U.S. State Songs
  The Fifties Web - Patriotic Songs
  National Anthem Information
  John Philip Sousa
  Music and Politics

 

POP/EASY LISTENING

       

Center for Popular Music

  The Light Music Hall of Fame
  J D Hay's Crooners Collection

      

PUBLISHING/COPYRIGHT

     Composition/Publishing

       

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers

       

National Association of Composers, USA

     Copyright Information

  A Plain Guide to Copyright
  Public Domain Music

 

Music Copyright Law Directory

       

Music and Copyright Law

       

United States Copyright Office

  Boycott RIAA
  Understanding Your Rights: The Public's Right of Fair Use
  10 Big Myths About Copyright Explained
  Copyright Primer on Computer Music Files

      Music Freedom

 

Internet Radio and MP3 Download Issues

  The Problem With Music

PUNK

  History of Punk Music in England
  Punk Music - A Brief History and Beyond
  The Punk Page

RAP/HIP HOP

  Rap Nation

       

Rap Music

African HipHop
About Rap/Hip-Hop
Old School Hip Hop
History of Rap
The Evolution of Rap Music in the United States

RECORDED MUSIC

 

Centre for the History and Analysis of Recorded Music

  Canadian Antique Phonograph Society
  Antique Phonograph Music Program

       

Early Recorded Sounds and Wax Cylinders

  Dismuke's Acoustical Recordings 1900 - 1925
  The History of Sound Recording Technology
  No Noise is Good Noise
  Sound Recording
  Tinfoil - Dedicated to the preservation of early recorded sounds
  Internet Museum of Flexi/Cardboard/Oddity Record Links
  Tyrone's Record and Phonograph Page
  Hollywood and Vine: Capitol Records

 

 

ROCK

 

Rock-and-Roll Page      

  Heavy Metal Music
  The History of Heavy Metal

 

Rock N Roll Reference Discography       

 

Reason to Rock: Rock Music as Art Form

 

The History of Rock Music      

 

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

 

The History of Rock and Roll      

 

Nebraska Music Hall of Fame      

  1960s British Rock
  Mining Company - Classic Rock
  Oldies Music - 50's, 60's and 70's
  Prog Archives
  San Francisco Music and the King of Pop
  Rock Music Web Ring
  Classic Rock Web Ring
  Gibraltar Encyclopedia of Progressive Rock

       

R&B/SOUL

  Rhythm and Blues Foundation
  About R & B Music
  Rhythm and Blues Wikipedia
  Doo Wop on the Soul-Patrol
  Soul Music in Wikipedia
  Soul Music History

       

SACRED MUSIC

     General Links (Christian)

  Christian Music Resources on the Web

     Church Music (Christian)

  The Cyber Hymnal

       

Anglican Church Music

     Sacred Music History (Christian)

 

Chant Links

    Gospel

  Gospel Music Archive - Tabs and Chords for Guitar
  Negro Spirituals and Antique Gospel Music

    Other Traditions

  

Fasola Home Page

  Sacred Harp Singing 2

       

Unmercenary Sacred Music

SALSA

  Salsa
  Salsa Music Guide
  Links: Salsa
  Salsa Music Links
  List for Salsa Music and Latin-American Culture
  Salsa Radio Stations on the Internet
  Batanga - Latin Music Internet Radio
  Salsa & Merengue Society - Salsa: The Music
  Just Salsa Magazine
  Salsa Music
  History of Salsa

SHEET MUSIC

  Free printable sheet music for "Beautiful Nebraska"
  Music of Old Nebraska free sheet music archive
  Sheet Music Archive
  Pipe and Tabor Sheet Music

       

American Sheet Music, 1870 - 1885

       

African-American Sheet Music, 1850 - 1920

       

The Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music

       

Historic American Sheet Music

       

Mutopia

  Breizh Partitions: Free Celtic Music Scores
  Drum Score Archive
  Choral Public Domain Library
  IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library
  American Choral Music
  Just Sheet Music

SOUND EFFECTS

 

Free Sounds and Sound Effects

  Videomaker Free Sound Effects
  Stonewashed Free Sound Effects
  FindSounds - Search the Web for Sounds
  Absolute Sound Effects Archive
  TheFreeSite
  The Recordist
  Flashkit SoundFX
  SoundBible.com

 

 SPORTS/DANCE MUSIC

    Multiple topic

 

Sport music: Music as ergogenic aid

     Cheerleading Music

 

Cheerleading and Dance Music Mixes

      Ballet and Modern Dance

  Cyber Dance - Dance Web Sites
  History Of Ballet
  The Ballet
  CyberDance

      Ballroom Dance

 

Ballroom Dance Steps

  Learn to Ballroom Dance Online
  An American Ballroom Companion

      Belly Dancing

 

Oriental Belly Dance

  Belly Dance Music Translations
  The Art of Middle Eastern Dance

      Breakdancing

 

History of Breakdance

      Court and Historic Dances

  Medieval Dance
  Court Dances
  Basse Dance
  Orchesography (digitized translation)
  Blakeney Manor Dance and Music
  Renaissance Dance
  Cunnan: Renaissance Dance

      Disco

 

Seventies Dance Music

  The Disco History Page
  DanceNetRadio

       Folk Dancing

 

Folk Dance History

  Folk Dance Links
  Online Folk Festival
  Webfeet: Dancing on the Web

      Hula

 

Hawaiian Music and Hula Archives

  Hula From A Native Perspective
  Hula Preservation Society
  Hula in Hawaii
  Hula, Hawaii's Art and Soul

      Line Dancing

  Country and Western Dancing

      Merengue

  Merengue History of Dance
  A History of Merengue

      Multiple Dance Types

  Dance Steps
  D.J. Rhythms Dance Music Database
  Dance Instruction Manuals
  A Dance Web Directory

      Polka

 

Polkas on the Web

  Polka Steps
  Polka History
  Polka: Wisconsin's State Dance

       Swing Dances

 

What is Swing?

  Jitterbug/Swing Dancing

       Tango

 

Guides to Tango Music for Social Dancing

  Tango

       Tap

  Tap Dance Homepage
  Tap Dance - Basic Steps and Moves
  Tap Dance History

     

SWING/BIG BAND

  SwingMusic.net
  Swingin' Down the Lane
  Craig's Big Bands and Big Names

TECHNO

       

Techno Music and Raves FAQ

       

Dance Music Weekly Guide

  Shoutcast

VIDEO GAME MUSIC

  Videogame Music Archive
  Quest Studios Sierra Soundtrack Series
  Video Game Music - Galbadia Hotel
  A History of Video Game Music
  Video Game Music Albums
  Overclocked Remix
  A Game Music Index
  Kohina
  Ifurita's Anime Jukebox
  Megadriver Official Homepage
  The Original Nintendo MIDI Music Page
  Blue Laguna's Media Archive
  How video game music is created
  #1 Video Game Music WebRing
  Loops and Bloops: Music of the Commodore 64 Games
  Video Game Jam - Guitar and Bass Tablature for Video Game Music
  Video Game MIDI Music

 

 

WEDDING MUSIC

Wedding Music Central
Top Wedding Songs

WOMEN'S MUSIC

Diana Ambache on Women Composers

Women Composers Database

IAWM

Women in the Arts, Inc.   

Women and Music 

Women's Music

Thoughts on Women's Music and Activism
What Women's Music Does, or Doesn't Mean
Women's Music and the Life Cycle
Suffrage Singalong!
Distinguished Women of Past and Present - Music

WORLD MUSIC

     General Links

  Inside World Music
  Foreign Language Folk Music Sites
  Center for World Music
  Teach Languages With Music
  World Music Central
  World Music Instrument Gallery
  Global Rhythm
  World Music Genres and Song Styles
  Ring Round the World: Countries
  National Public Radio Music: World
  World Music Network

     Regional Links

Africa: An Overview (For North Africa see: Middle East)

Southern African Music Bibliographies

 

The African Music Encyclopedia

  Afropop Worldwide
  African Music and Drumming Resources on the Web
  African Music Hub
  African Music South of the Sahara
  Afromix
  The Manding Music Traditions of West Africa

                        

Asia: An Overview (For Central Asia see: Middle East)

 

Asian and Asian-American Music

 

Southeast Asian Traditional Music

                            

Europe: An Overview

           Regions:Northern Europe

  Kantele

            Eastern Europe

             The Balkans

 

Balkanarama

Latin America: An Overview

Latin American Progressive Music

Zona Latina

Folkways Latin
  Andean Music Links
  Music from the Andes
  Cultures of the Andes - Quechua Songs
 

Caribbean Art and Music

 

Reggae Music

 

Arab Gateway: music

 

Arab Music

 

Maqam Music

  Maqam World
  Arabic Music and Songs
  Turath Traditional Arab Music
  Al Mashriq - Middle East Music
 

The Sahara: Music

 

Arab Music Websites

 

Music in Uzbekistan & Tajikistan

North America: see United States and Canada under Individual Country Links

Oceania: An Overview

Transnational Ethnic Groups

                Assyrians

 

Songs of Assyria

                 Bedouins

  Musical Forms Popularized by Eastern Bedouins

 

MUSIC LINKS FOR KIDS

     A Note to Parents:  These links have been checked very carefully to be sure they are suitable for children.  Polley Music Library cannot, however, guarantee that they will stay that way or that you will find them useful or appropriate for your own children.  The safest solution always regarding the Internet is to personally supervise your children when they are online.  We hope you can find enjoyable sites here!  Please contact us with comments, ideas, and suggestions for other links you like.

  Music Education at Datadragon
  The New York Philharmonic Kidzone
  Children's Music Games by Morton Subotnick: Creating Music
  Arts Alive: Music
  Making Music
  Children's Music Web
  Classics for Kids
  Learn About Instruments
  Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Nursery Rhymes
  Music Genre Sampler
  Interactive Music Game: Virtual Xylophone
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